Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
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So I recently bought some Oakley Jawbones which I love but am thinking of sourcing some prescription lenses for them, particularly for riding at dawn and dusk when my eyes aren't the best.
Where is the best place to source lenses? I'm about to jump ship from my current health insurance provider so want to use up my benefits on something before I swap.
I got original Oakley prescription lenses in my Hijinx from OPSM. The big killer is the lenses need to come from the US so the turn around is a while. In SA I have been mates with a worker at what used to be Solar Optical who produce lenses to suit anything, so possibly a different outlet might send the original Lenses away and get a copy made. I have done this with 4 different brands over the years, the lenses are a good fit but not perfect, where as with the originals with Oakley they are fitted in the factory built as new and are guaranteed so if something goes wrong you get new glasses/ lenses at no cost.
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Hi Sir Camel
I enquired about prescription lenses a while back for my Jawbones and in the end went to Just Spectacles who sorted the lenses out direct to Oakley.
They were about $200 mate - not cheap.
The only thing was, Oakley were the only ones who could make a prescription lense in that material, with the same thin size and curvature of the Jawbone lense.
If you look at the standard prescription lenses, not many are overly thin or curved - which is where Oakley step in.
Pretty sure you can simply go direct to Oakley with a prescription.
Maybe pop them an email.
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I have a set of Oakley Eyepatch 2's which I had perscription lenses installed by OPSM (Macquarie Park - Sydney).
They send the frames to Oakley in the US and took about 3 weeks. Cost was $320. But the lenses are perfect and even have tiny little Oakley "O" symbols ground into them.
Previous to this I had had Ray Bans installed with perscription lenses (which were ground in Australia) and they were not of the same quality but costs just as much!
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